Outlander prequel Blood of My Blood has received an exciting update, with filming set to start in Scotland next year.
According to The Herald, production of the origin story will begin shooting in Glasgow in January, 2024, with “roads across [the city]… to be sealed off next month as filming gets underway.”
The prequel was greenlit in January this year, and teased as a love story between the parents of Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).
The original Outlander series followed Caitríona Balfe as Claire Randall, a former military nurse from 1945, who travels back in time to 1743, where she falls in love with Jamie Fraser.
Outlander: Blood of My Blood, will tell the tale of Brian Fraser and Ellen MacKenzie.
In the announcement of the series, showrunner Matthew B Roberts said: “Blood of My Blood is, at its heart, a love story. It will explore to what lengths a person will go to find love in a time when love is considered a luxury, and when marriages are made strategically, often for political or financial gain.
“The title is a nod to Jamie Fraser’s marriage vow to Claire,” he said, “and there will be several names and faces that Outlander fans will know and recognise.
Continuing, Roberts added: “Jamie and Claire’s TV story may be coming to an end with Season 8, but Diana is continuing on with their literary journey in her wonderful book series and is working diligently on book 10.
“With Jamie and Claire, and now Brian and Ellen, there is still so much more to come in the Outlander universe, and we cannot wait to continue sharing these stories with our dedicated fans.”
The second half of Outlander’s seventh season will be released in 2024.
The series is based on the novels of the same name by Diana Gabaldon; season seven, part two, will focus on the matters of the seventh and eighth books.